Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know By Seema Verma Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our...

What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know?

Source: https://acl.gov/COVID-19 Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. This may be because immune systems change with age, making it harder to fight off diseases and infection. Older adults also are more likely to...

StateWide is Celebrating National Consumer Protection Week!

NY StateWide Senior Action Council is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (March 1 – 7). Visit consumer.ftc.gov and our Senior Medicare Page for information on how to protect yourself from the latest scams! 

StateWide e-News – Beware of New Social Security Scam!

Protect yourself – DO NOT respond to email requests for information about your Social Security account.  Scammers are sending faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The letters may use official letterhead and government...

Texas Healthcare Execs Guilty in $150M Hospice Scam

The schemers falsely told patients they had only six months to live in a ploy to collect hospice payments. KEY TAKEAWAYS The Merida Group enrolled patients with long-term, incurable diseases into hospice care after falsely telling them that they had less than six...

Federal Law Enforcement Action Involving Fraudulent Genetic Testing Results in Charges Against 35 Individuals Responsible for Over $2.1 Billion in Losses in One of the Largest Health Care Fraud Schemes Ever Charged

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 27, 2019 Elderly Patients Nationwide Lured into Criminal Scheme; Centers for Program Integrity & Medicare Services Takes Administrative Action against Providers that Submitted...